Shad Family History

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Shad Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic shad ‘happy’. English: metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, from Old English sceadd ‘shad’, a kind of fish. Reaney and Wilson note that during the Old English period there was a ‘shad season’, so it must have been of some economic importance. Americanized spelling of German Schade.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Shaw, Shade, Saad, Chad, Sham, Shan, Shada, Shah, Samad, Hoad

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Shad Family Origin

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Shad Family Occupations

What did your Shad ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Rancher was the top reported job for people in the CA named Shad.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Rancher

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Shad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shad census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 530 immigration records available for the last name Shad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 862 military records available for the last name Shad. For the veterans among your Shad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shad Life Expectancy

What is the average Shad lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Shad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Shad in 1954 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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